“The Runaways” and “Fanny” recognized by Hall of Fame

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The New England Music Hall of Fame (NEMHOF) www.nemhof.com mission is to “Promote, preserve, educate, and unite the integrity of New England’s music and the people who represent it.” The New England Music Hall of Fame was founded by filmmaker Christopher Annino https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0030399/  , Drummer Kathy Steahle http://steahle.com/ , Pro Wrestler Angel Orsini, and, actress Kadrolsha Ona Carole https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7009175/  in 2019.

On April 8, 2022 in Boxborough, MA both June Millington of the groundbreaking all female band “Fanny” was inducted with Cherie Currie of “The Runaways” was officially inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9tBzawkGyI

 

“Fanny” https://fannyrocks.com/about-2/ broke down all gender barriers by being the first all-female band signed with a major record label.  The band helped inspire the next generation of female music artists. Filipino born June is also the co-founder of the Institute for the Music Arts in Goshen, Mass www.ima.org with Ann Hackler where they have a music camp for girls. June was inducted to NEMHOF in the categories of pioneer, musician, and songwriter.

“The Runways” were the next generation of women in music after “Fanny”. The band consisted of Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joan Jett https://www.joanjett.com/ . Cherie was inducted in the new category of influencer and although she is not from New England she has ties with such New England bands as “Stormstress” www.stormstressband.com  and “Lizzie Borden and the Axes”

NEMHOF also officially recognizes and acknowledges both “Fanny”, and “The Runaways” as influencers.  “Always support women when you do that you are healing a big psychic pain of generations of women who could not be heard” Grammy Award winning Paula Cole’s www.paulacole.com NEMHOF Induction speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AinngUJXW4Q has inspired the organization to support and educate the public on women’s music more.